Sunday, April 16, 2017

Iliad I, lines 199-205

199      Startled, Achilles turned round with amazement—he knew in an instant,
            Pallas Athena, with terrible glimmering eyes, stood before him.
            Facing her then to address her, he sent winged words to the goddess:
            “Why have you come here, daughter of Zeus who wields the aegis?
            Is it to witness the brashness of Atreus’ son Agamemnon?
            This I will tell you, and mark my words, I believe it will happen:
205      someday soon he will lose his life for his arrogant insults!”

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